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Contemporary Murals in Northern Ireland
- Republican Tradition

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Text and Photograph: Bill Rolston ... Page Compiled: Fionnuala McKenna

Republican Tradition: Figure 11

Ardoyne Avenue, Belfast

A century and a half after the Great Famine (an Gorta Mór in Gaelic), a number of murals commemorating the event were painted in nationalist areas. One such mural, in Ardoyne Avenue, North Belfast, painted in the summer of 1997, quotes a line from a poem by Seamus Heaney: ‘They buried us without shroud nor coffin’.

Location and Date: Ardoyne Avenue, Belfast, 1997

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